Press Release
Public Works

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Construction Update - Taneum Road Bridge Replacement and Washout Repair

Kittitas County, WA - 09/06/2017 - Construction efforts to replace the existing timber and concrete bridge at the intersection of East Taneum Road and North Thorp Highway, and the repairs needed to restore two lanes of travel through the washed out portion of West Taneum Road at MP 3.94 will begin on Monday September 11th, 2017.

Kittitas County solicited bids for the construction efforts, sealed bids were opened on August 9th, 2017 with the low bid of $755,461.75 received from RAZZ Construction Inc.  The project is fully funded by the Kittitas County Road Fund.

The timeline for the project is: 

  • September 2017 – Construction begins for both the bridge replacement and the washout repair.  Traffic will be restricted to one lane; turning motions will be severely restricted at the intersection of East Taneum Road and North Thorp Highway.
  • October 2017 – Winter Shutdown at the washout repair site, two lanes of traffic restored. 
  • December 2017 – Winter Shutdown at the bridge replacement site, two lanes of traffic restored.
  • May 2018 – Final bridge work completed and paving completed at both project sites.
Trucks and other large vehicles are advised to use alternate routes as the turning motions at the intersection of East Taneum Road and North Thorp Highway will be severely impacted from September 2017 through December 2017.

 

Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us

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Contact: Kittitas County Public Works
509-962-7523